LawDepot`s share purchase agreement is for transactions facilitated without the help of an investment banker or broker (meaning Finder`s Fees is not included). The third party who discovers the sale of shares can claim compensation in the form of Finder`s Fees, as it is likely that the buyer would not have entered into the deal without it. The main difference between these types of purchases is that the seller retains ownership of a business with an asset purchase and loses ownership with a share purchase. Advice when drawing up tailor-made conditions in a share purchase contract A shareholder has prima facie the right to transfer his shares whenever and to whomever he wants. This freedom may, however, be considerably restricted by the provisions contained in the Articles . . .